But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:26-27 (NIV)
When I finished secondary school, as an orphan, my heart was fearful about how I was going to continue my studies at University. One day, sitting under an avocado tree, I was blinded by fears and inner judgments. Suddenly, I heard an inner voice saying “Take heart, it’s possible”. I can’t hundred percent confirm that it was the Holy Spirit, but what I know well is that it was a comforting voice for me at that time.
Based on the key verse, does the Holy Spirit speak to you with comforting words like these: “do not let your heart be troubled”?
We as human beings pass through many different hardships and our circumstances often steal our peace. The only way we regain our peace is being centered on the Holy Spirit―the strongest connection that links us to Jesus’ peace.
Christians, disciples of Jesus, and dear children of God, we are called to be like Him. We must pray for and depend on the Holy Spirit, God’s direct spokesperson to His people, who always reminds us that Christ gives His ‘peace of heart’―a perfect peace, for He is himself our peace. Christ in us is to live with a non-troubled heart. Guided by the Spirit through Christ, we are to answer ‘YES’ to His calling: live out God’s peace, participate in peace-making, and become ministers of a peaceful world transformation.
This is the fourth in the “Center on the Spirit” series of blog posts and comes from Evariste Macumi, a PEER Servants volunteer from Bujumbura, Burundi.